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Family/Child, Relationships, Religious, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
"Anxiety and You": Anxiety in Adults, Adolescents, and Children
The community is invited to a lecture and question-and-answer session addressing Anxiety in Adults, Adolescents, and Children at Light of Christ United Methodist Church in Ballantyne on Sunday, April 2nd, from 5:00-6:00pm. The speaker for the evening, Dr. Todd Matson of the Sanctuary Counseling Group in Charlotte, is a North Carolina Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is also an ordained minister with 14 years of experience in parish ministry. Dr. Matson will speak on the topic: "Anxiety and You". If you or someone you love is affected by Anxiety, this event will allow you to learn more and share insight with others. All are welcome to attend. Light of Christ United Methodist Church is located at 9212 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte, NC 28277. For more information, please contact Denise Hembree, Leader of the Congregational Care Ministry at Light of Christ, by emailing denise@locumc.org. Or, simply call the church office at 980-355-0637. To learn more about the church, visit www.locumc.org. Light of Christ UMC is a church "where the hurting find help and the questioning find faith".
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Health & Wellness/Nutrition
"My Child Can't Sit Still"
Have you ever wondered why your child can sit in front of the TV or IPAD screen for hours, but seems to have no ability to attend to a paper and pencil task? Learn the answer to this question, as well as additional recommendations to help lengthen your child’s attention span. This lunchtime topic is designed for parents/caregivers who have children between 2 to 6 yrs of age. This is a FREE event. An RSVP is required as space is limited.
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Musical
'Footloose the Musical'
The Charlotte Christian School upper school will present the musical. Advance reserved tickets are $15 and available for purchase online at www.charlottechristian.com/boxoffice and general admission tickets are $10 and at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to showtime. Performances will be in the Lamb/Johnson Gymnasium.
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Art Show
'We See Heaven Upside Down' Opening Reception
We See Heaven Upside Down, the headlining gallery exhibition for CPCC's SENSORIA festival of the Arts, is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that responds to the challenges concerning mass migration, displacement, and identity in contemporary society. Based on collaborative work initiated by artists and educators MyLoan Dinh and Lee Baumgarten in 2015, their project has since developed into an international creative dialogue that seeks to stimulate further discourse and understanding around these issues, inviting collaboration from those with both non-migratory and immigrant or refugee backgrounds. Working to establish supportive links between these myriad perspectives, the exhibition aims at spurring moments of raw and genuine empathy towards other individuals and their journeys, forming connective tissue between a wide variety of singular experiences. In recognizing the importance of finding common ground and respecting differences among our increasingly global community, 'We See Heaven Upside Down' utilizes this vast range of voices in order to dissolve misconceptions and prejudices that exist between those with divergent life circumstances, while providing a platform in which those who have experienced the trauma of flight can share their unique stories with the greater community. The show features contributing artists from Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Columbia, and elsewhere. This project was first launched by Moving Poets in June of 2016 in Berlin, Germany and now comes to Charlotte to headline Ross Galleries for Sensoria 2017. The exhibition, which extends its reach to include site-specific installation and performance pieces, is by its very nature a migratory and manifold experience, ultimately striving toward a greater understanding of our shared human condition and its widespread diversity.
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Art Show, Craft Show
“A Garden of Quilts” Quilt Show
The Western North Carolina Quilters’ Guild, which has proudly promoted the art of quilting since 1982, will present a juried quilt show entitled “A Garden of Quilts” for two days, May 5-6, 2017. Show hours are: 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The location is the Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC, nestled in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. The show will feature over 100 quilts judged by Scott Murkin. There will also be several fabric and arts-and-crafts vendors, a Guild boutique shop, and a variety of food items for sale at Bonclarken’s pavilion. Group tours may be available. Drawing for the Guild’s raffle quilt, Blooming Stars, will be held on Saturday May 6 and the winning ticket holder does not have to be present to win. Admission is $5 with free regular and handicap parking. Wheel chairs and walkers are welcomed. Visit www.westernncquilters.org for more information.
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Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi, Class/Workshop, Signing/Readings
“Healing Footstep to Footstep” Book Launch and Yoga Practice with Brianna Bedigian
In our daily life we are most often focused outward – paying attention to other’s needs, stressing about life’s many issues and feeling the need to sprint from task to task. Having a practice in times of stress is a powerful elixir. Taking time to slow down, turn inward and establish your center serves as a soothing balm to the overtaxed mind and heart. Everyone is worthy and deserving of their own time. Remember dear heart: “You cannot pour from an empty cup.” In this workshop Brianna will interweave several healing arts together, crafting a multisensory experience with the intent of helping you to: slow down, breathe deep, engage in the present moment and foster your connection to Self. By strengthening this sacred bond you will impact how you show up in the world and how you choose to live your life. Please join Brianna for this ninety-minute healing ritual and step forward on your personal path to wellness. Special Gift: You will receive a copy of Healing Footstep to Footstep. Healing Footstep to Footstep is for anyone suffering with an illness – emotional, spiritual or physical. The willingness and intention to heal despite exhaustion and pain are often absent in stories of healing journeys. The reality is that healing begins one step at a time, often slowly and with acceptance of the self. Through storytelling, recipes, yoga lessons and meditation exercises, Brianna Bedigian takes us on a journey of Self, where all healing begins. So take a moment, quiet yourself, breathe deep, turn the pages of this beautiful book and enter the world of the Old Woman and the Girl where all healing is possible. Practice 7:00pm to 8:30pm: Book Signing + Tea + COOKIES (GF too) 8:30pm to 9:00pm Please join Brianna after her workshop for refreshments – where she can sign your book and you can connect with your fellow Be Yogis. About Brianna: Brianna Bedigian is an author, artist, teacher and healer who utilizes her personal journey, combined with years of formal training and personal practice, to guide students locally and nationally. Recognized as an expert in her fields of Yoga, Reiki and Hypnosis she has taught for Universities, Foundations, Museums, Hospitals and too many Yoga Studios to count. She believes that we all have the ability to heal ourselves. Investment: $35 in advance $40 at the door
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Talks/Lectures,Meeting
1 Million Cups - Charlotte
1 Million Cups is a community-based organization that gives local entrepreneurs a safe place to practice their pitch. This new educational program is supported by the $2 billion Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation which makes their meetings FREE and open to ALL. The Charlotte chapter meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 8:30a-10a at Industry Coworking and we need supportive audience members like you to ask the founders questions and give them feedback on their business ideas. Each session begins with a half hour of FREE coffee (provided by Enderly Coffee) and casual socializing. The program begins about 9am with one or two startups presenting their story for six minutes, followed a Q&A from the audience for about 20 minutes. Ready to learn more and RSVP? http://www.meetup.com/1MillionCupsCLT/ Know a Startup? Have them register to present at Future 1MC Events www.1millioncups.com/charlotte. See you there!
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Religious, Special Event
10th Annual Ladies Tea and Tour
The Billy Graham Library will host its 10th annual Ladies Tea & Tour on April 29. We invite you to come and enjoy a lovely tea party with friends, uplifting music and an encouraging message from Duck Dynasty's Missy Robertson. Guided Journey of Faith tours will follow the tea. Missy Robertson is the wife of Jase Robertson and a devoted mother of three children who focuses on having a strong, happy and loving family. In October 2015, she authored a book entitled Blessed, Blessed … Blessed chronicling her family's journey of raising a child born with a cleft lip and palate. Their story demonstrates how their reliance on God has enabled them to persevere through life's unforeseen challenges and heartaches, and show they are truly blessed. There are two seatings available: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets by calling 704-401-3256. All sales are final and no refunds are provided.
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Special Event
12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale
12th Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale is set for Saturday, May 20, from 9 am to 4 pm at The Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC. This event is the season's most scenically situated garden show. The Garden Sale selection of plants cover perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables, native trees, shrubs, maples, iris, daylilies, hostas and garden accessories. Garden related workshops will be conducted throughout the day. Come early to purchase items from the Clothesline Fundraising Event which supports the Black Mountain Beautification Committee. Parking is free, food available at the hotel, and favorite, returning vendors and new vendors make this an annual event not to be missed. See more details at blackmountainbeautification.org.
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Running, Benefit/Fundraiser
12th Annual Tom Moore 5k Run/Walk
On Saturday, April 1st, students from Appalachian State University’s Recreation Management program, in collaboration with the Huntington Disease Society of America, will host the 12th annual Tom Moore 5k Run/Walk. Huntington’s disease is a hereditary, degenerative disease that slowly diminishes the ability to think, walk and function normally. There is currently no cure for Huntington’s but, through the last Tom Moore 5k races, Appalachian State has helped raise over $50,000 for research. The event will take place at 9 am on April 1st, with registration ending at 8am. Early registration for students, seniors and military personnel is $15. Early registration is $20 for the general public and registration the day of the event is $25. Each participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt, as well as a chance to win one of many great door prizes. Registered participants will receive t-shirts on a first-come, first-serve basis, and must be present to participate in the door prize raffle. Refreshments, snacks, and entertainment will be available after the event, along with a record of race times. For more information or to register for this year’s event, go to http://5k.appstate.edu
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